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Mount St. Francis Nursing Center honored

Mount St. Francis Nursing Center has received My InnerView’s Excellence in Action award for customer service.

Mount St. Francis is a skilled nursing center sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Colorado Springs.

Peoples Mortgage expands

Peoples National Bank has added 18 people to its mortgage division.

The loan officers and mortgage staff were part of First Community Mortgage prior to joining Peoples Mortgage Corp.

Trio buys Front Range Coring & Sawing

Robert Reid, Darren Reid and Dallas Childress have purchased Front Range Coring & Sawing.

The company, which provides concrete and asphalt coring and sawing, concrete joint sawing, widening and sealing, operates along the Front Range, including Denver Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

Dunn wins UCCS Alumni and Friends Award

Dunn and Associates has received the 2009 Alumni and Friends Award from the Alumni and Friends Association at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

The company is the developer of the Palisades at Broadmoor Park, a senior housing community that also is an education and research site for the univeristy.

Family Violence Justice Fund grants available

The Colorado Judicial Branch has opened the application process for up to $750,000 in fiscal year 2010 grants from the Family Violence Justice Fund.

The money pays for programs that provide civil legal services to indigent victims of family violence.

Applications are available at and must be submitted by 5 p.m. June 4 to be considered.

Successful organizations must be prepared to provide full legal services, including assistance with divorce, child custody, child support and other related civil matters.

For more information, contact Jessica Zender at (303) 861-1111 or

Goodwill Industries receives grant

Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs has received $25,000 from the Adolph Coors Foundation to support its Milestones Business Center.

The center provides job training, employment workshops and case management services to individuals and families moving from welfare to work.

Vector Marketing opens Springs office

Vector Marketing has opened an office at 3707 Parkmoor Village Drive, Suite 104.

Jacob Richmeier is the district manager.

Vector markets Cutco Cutlery and accessories.

JSA wins health care design award

Jean Sebben Associates LLC has received recognition from the American Society of Interior Designers for its work on St. Francis Medical Center.

JSA won in the health care “over 50,000 square foot” category.

‘Enrich Your Life’ at CC this summer

Colorado College is offering a series of workshops, lectures and seminars this summer to residents who want to expand their knowledge about subjects of personal interest and get a taste of what it is like to be a CC student.

The program features 11 non-credit courses taught by CC faculty and area experts. Costs range from $45 to $160, and all courses are taught on the CC campus.

Those who enroll in more than one course receive 10 percent off the second course and 20 percent off all subsequent courses. Those who take four or more courses receive an “Enrich Your Life” certificate.

Summer 2009 courses include:

  • Thomas Merton: Guide for a Seeker’s Soul – 9 a.m. to noon June 13; $45
  • Tackling Health Reform: Bridging the Divide from Individual Problem to Shared Solution – 5 to 8 p.m. June 18; $55 (includes a buffet dinner)
  • Army “Culture” and Its Significance for the Colorado Springs Community – 5 to 8 p.m. June 25; $55 (includes a buffet dinner)
  • Introduction to Hand Printing – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 27; $160 (includes materials)
  • Paper Sculpture – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 and 5; $150 (includes materials)
  • The Redemptrix Archetype: The Second Coming – 9 a.m. to noon July 11; $55 (includes lunch)
  • Drawing the Line on the American Dream: U.S. Immigration Policy in the Obama Era – 5 to 8:30 p.m. July 16; $55 (includes dinner)
  • Regarding Emma: Austen vs. the Filmmakers (Part II) – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 18; $90
  • Global Climate Change in Your Back Yard – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25; $100 (includes transportation and sack lunch on Pikes Peak)
  • Tell It Slant: Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1; $120 (includes lunch)
  • Terrorism – 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 8; $45

For more information, call 389-6656 or 389-6653, or e-mail or

CH2M Hill among most ethical companies

CH2M Hill has been named one of the 2009 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute.

The company provides engineering, procurement, construction and operations services. Its Colorado Springs office has been open since 1986.

Community assistance grants available

Applications are now being accepted for the 15th annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund grants.

The deadline to apply is June 30.

Through the fund, Wells Fargo will contribute $245,000 to community-based nonprofit organizations. The average grant ranges from $500 to $1,500. Eligible organizations must be certified 501(c)(3) and have an annual budget of $350,000 or less.

For additional information or to receive an application by mail, organizations should contact their local Wells Fargo store.

The Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund was started during 1993. It has made more than 3,000 grants totaling more than $3 million.

One Response to City Bits

  1. Vector Marketing LinkedIn profile: for more information about the company.

    Tracy S.
    May 22, 2009 at 12:19 pm